‘Rebel in the Rye’ to open Sept. 29

biopic about the young J.D. Salinger
September 28, 2017

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society's Cinema Art Theater will present "Rebel in the Rye," a biopic about the young J.D. Salinger, starting Friday, Sept. 29.

The world of legendary writer J.D. Salinger is brought vividly to life in this revealing look at the experiences that shaped one of the most renowned, controversial, and enigmatic authors of modern time. Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, "Rebel in the Rye" follows a young Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O'Neill (Zoey Deutch), and fights on the front lines of World War II.

It's these experiences that will inspire the creation of his masterpiece, "The Catcher in the Rye," bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. Costarring Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson, “Rebel in the Rye” offers a tantalizing window into the life and times of a little-understood genius who broke the rules and redefined American literature.

Screening times are 4 and 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29; 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30; 4 p.m., Sunday and Monday, Oct. 1 and 2; 4 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4; and 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5. Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening. Admission for a screening is $8 for film society members and $10 for nonmembers. All screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.

For more information, go to or call 302-645-9095.